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Date: 1693

"'Twas this House which was pitched upon for the Ball; and what place so fit for Dancing and innocent Mirth, as a spacious Hall, whose Building, Size, and Furniture, altogether rustical, imprinted such lively Idea's of Country Freedom, and Country Innocence."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1693

"Would she but cast such quickning Beams on me, / I should her living Image be; / Look when she pleas'd, her Picture she would find / Deeply imprinted in my Mind."

— Hawkshaw, Benjamin (1671/2-1738)

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Date: 1694

"Thy mighty Soul, stamp'd of Heav'n's noblest Coin, / More Pure than Gold, more Precious and Divine, / Does in thy Everlasting Vertues shine."

— Cobb, Samuel (bap. 1675, d. 1713)

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Date: 1695

"I their rude, inbred Cruelty refin'd, / And stampt my perfect Image on their Mind."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1695

"He teaches sacred Myst'ries yet behind, / And stamps the Christian Image on his Mind."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1696

"But methinks, said Olimpia, one recommended by me, should make a little deeper impression on that frigid Heart of yours."

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1696

"The Prince, at this moment, banish'd from his Breast the Idea of all the Court-Beauties he had ever seen, and gaz'd on this Master-piece of Nature so long, till he had imprinted Cordelia's Image too deep for time ever to deface."

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1696

"From him I had the foregoing story, which perhaps to you might sound Romantick, because I so punctually related each particular; but my hearing it often from this Prince Alphonsus, had deeply impress'd every circumstance in my memory."

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1697

"If all Cogitation be extinct, all our Ideas are extinct, so far as they are Cogitations, and seated in the Soul: So we must have them new imprest; we are, as it were, new born and begin the World again"

— Burnet, Thomas (c.1635-1715)

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Date: 1697

"We are not pleas'd a glorious World to know, / Whereof our Senses no Impression show."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.